Men of the Hour

So Ji Sub, whose popularity soared after starring in I’m Sorry, I Love You (MISA), is officially back from his army duty after two years! I bet his fans are ecstatic that the long wait is over.

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Look at the number of people that came out to welcome him back!

To commemorate SJS’s big day, here’s one of my favorite OST songs.

MISA OST – “Snowflower” by Park Hyo Shin

Lee Jung Jin, who was in the drama Love Story in Harvard and the movie Once Upon A Time in High School, also returned from the army. However, in contrast, at his welcome back reception, one can almost hear crickets chirping in the background.

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Kinda sad, if you ask me. But tis the reality of show business; some celebrities have more fans and are more popular while others aren’t. Although, I prefer SJS since he’s the more talented actor, I’m mentioning LJJ here as well just to give him a bit of attention because I feel bad for him.

Surgeon Bong Dal Hee

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From left to right: Lee Yo Won, Kim Ming Joon, Oh Yoon Ah, Lee Bum Soo

A 16-episode drama that was extended to 18 episodes due to its high ratings. Apparently, it is very loosely inspired by the US tv show Grey’s Anatomy, based on its plotline (surgical interns in a prestigious hospital) and character setup (a female surgeon as the protagonist). I say “loosely” because Surgeon Bong Dal Hee is a much better show, with alot more heart and likeable characters compared to Grey’s Anatomy.

Initially, I wasn’t going to follow this drama because the only cast member that I like and am familiar with is Oh Yoon Ah. However, my subbing teammates were gushing over it so I decided to check it out since I trust their tastes. And now more than halfway through the series, boy, am I glad that I did because I love this show!

It’s been awhile since I cried while watching tv dramas, mostly because it takes alot to get my tear duct going. However, this show sure turned on the waterworks in episode 9. It was, to say the least, very sad. While watching this episode, I was reminded of the time when I saw the Korean movie called Sad Movie (the beginning to middle part) and was wondering why it was given that title, until the middle to the end part of the movie when the storyline’s rug is pulled out suddenly while you’re standing on it and as you’re falling backward from the suddenness of it all, you’re like, “What the hell just happened?”

As depressing as it was, I’m glad that the writer followed up on that particular subplot because it was very touching and also because the situation and its aftermath gave Dal Hee a chance to reflect and re-evaluate why she wants to be a doctor so badly, despite her poor health condition and her mom’s objection.

I’m on ep. 12 right now and my heart goes out to Dr. Ahn (Lee Bum Soo). Okay, so he screams at people most of the time but once you get to know him, you’ll see that he’s caring and devoted. And of course, he’s a great surgeon, knowledge-wise and human compasion-wise.

I like the romantic pairings in here, as well. The supporting cast is also likeable, especially Dr. Park, who cracks me up in almost every scene.

If you’re looking for something good to watch, give this one a try.

Old or New?

New banner!

With the size reduction of the new banner, I find that designing new ones is a little easier. And me with my elementary photoshop skill, I appreciate that.

I like the previous banner too, as it features one of my favorite pictures of one of my favorite men, Song Il Gook. However, I created the new banner because a fellow k-drama watcher said that the blog isn’t really “mukgu-fied” without snow. Also, I feel bad for disappointing those who voted for the original layout by (temporarily?) switching to this one. So there it is. Although the snow theme might be a bit out of place since summer is approaching, who cares, right? Here at Mukgu-fied, it “snows” all year-round. But if it gets too cold in here and I miss Mr. Song, then you’ll see his sexy and smoking hot side profile again. Heh.

Anyway…

Thus far, the number of people who like the old layout is about the same as those who prefer the new design. Some like the old one because of the huge LDH banner and its colorful and distinctive look while others said that the new template looks cleaner and more artsy. (Thank you everyone for your input.) As for me, I like both.

I like the Blogger one because Blogger is more user-friendly and easier to navigate whereas WordPress has a lot more options, which can be positive but also negative because things aren’t where I expect them to be when I need them. One of the options in WordPress that I like is being able to password-protect certain entries. Also, there are more layout designs to choose from in WordPress.

One thing that I don’t like about WordPress is that I can’t embed music files from imeem and radioblogclub. Well, actually two things. The second dislike is that I can’t edit the template’s code unless I purchase the CSS upgrade. In contrast, in Blogger, I can edit to my heart’s content, although that’s not necessarily a good thing because heaven knows I’ve made a mess of things several times before.

Oh, one more thing. The shoutbox is still there, but it’s now a link on the sidebar, which if you click on it, the shoutbox will pop open in a new page.

To sum up, I think what I’ll end up doing is post new entries here for a while to see how I like it and use the one at Blogger for media files that aren’t allowed in WordPress. So the Blogger isn’t going anywhere, for those who are concerned about it disappearing from the blog world.

Hmm… Come to think of it, there are quite a few changes. So it’s understandable that several people don’t like this layout. Nonetheless, please bear with me, everyone. 🙂

Testing to see if this works. If it does, woo hoo!

What’s Up, Fox? OST – “Like Me”

Happy Birthday!

This is actually a belated birthday wish to our dear Da Hae. Her birthday was actually on April 19. With all the hours that I’ve been putting in at work, plus taking care of other stuff, I forgot all about it. Shame on me for calling myself a fan of hers. I feel terrible.

Thank goodness for the nifty option of time stamping the blog entries. Because of it, I was able to mark this special date. However, I still feel bad about forgetting it in the first place. I mean, I remembered my eye candies’ birthdays previously. What happened here? In any case, happy birthday, Da Hae sshi!
Special thanks to pinklily @ soompi for the adorable smilie

Exciting News

Lee Dong Wook will be starring in a new drama, tentatively titled Bad Couple. The drama will air on SBS in June.

The second piece of news also has to do with the cast of a new drama. The drama is called Cain and Abel and the confirmed cast includes So Ji Sup, Ji Jin Hee, and Jung Ryeo Won. This will be SJS’s first drama upon his return from the army.

I love the male cast. However, I wish they would cast another leading actress. The thing is, I don’t have a problem with JRW, per say. It’s just… well, I’m indifferent towards her. I liked her in My Name is Kim Sam Soon but I guess I still haven’t gotten over her most recent work, which is Which Star Are You From?

Nonetheless, I’m very excited. Not just one or two, but three gorgeous men in new dramas?! Nice!

Special thanks to yeohweping for the news

The Devil: Episode 1

The first episode of The Devil (Mawang) aired a couple of weeks ago, on the same day as Witch Amusement and Thank you. However, I haven’t gotten around to watching it because I was immediately hooked to Witch Amusement. Sadly for The Devil, it’s been trailing behind its competitions in the ratings battle. But… that is not to say that the drama isn’t good. As it’s from the people who brought us Ressurection, I have high expectations for it. And after completing the first episode, I’m interested in seeing more of it.

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Lack of Updates

For the regular visitors of this blog who were disappointed with the recent lack of updates, I sincerely apologize. I was accepted to an accelerated nursing program and will be attending it in May. And so, in addition to work, I was busy with completing all the required paperwork and travelling down to the school to take care of business. Thus, blog updates will occur on an ocassional basis, instead of regularly. Once again, to those who care, I apologize.

Below are some goodies from the latest K-dramas, namely, Que Sera Sera and Witch Amusement. Enjoy!

Que Sera Sera MV

The song played in the MV is called “Bless You” by Loveholic. To download it, please click here. (Special thanks to yeohweping and javabeans)

The Complete Witch Amusement OST
Highly recommended, both the drama and its OST!
To download it, please click here.
Special thanks to fashionista and mei_yei_chan (sp?) @ soompi